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Zomig Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is zolmitriptan (Zomig)?
- What are the possible side effects of zolmitriptan (Zomig)?
- What is the most important information I should know about zolmitriptan (Zomig)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking zolmitriptan (Zomig)?
- How should I take zolmitriptan (Zomig)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zomig)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zomig)?
- What should I avoid while taking zolmitriptan (Zomig)?
- What other drugs will affect zolmitriptan (Zomig)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zomig)?
Since zolmitriptan is used as needed, it does not have a daily dosing schedule. Call your doctor promptly if your symptoms do not improve after taking zolmitriptan.
After taking a zolmitriptan tablet, you must wait two (2) hours before taking a second tablet. Do not take more than 10 mg of zolmitriptan in 24 hours.
What happens if I overdose (Zomig)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking zolmitriptan (Zomig)?
Do not take zolmitriptan within 24 hours before or after using another migraine headache medicine, including:
- zolmitriptan nasal spray, almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT), or sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet); or
- ergot medicine such as ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot), dihydroergotamine (D.H.E. 45, Migranal), or methylergonovine (Methergine).
Zolmitriptan may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect zolmitriptan (Zomig)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet); or
- an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with zolmitriptan. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about oral zolmitriptan.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Zomig Information
- Zomig Drug Interactions Center: zolmitriptan oral
- Zomig Side Effects Center
- Zomig Overview including Precautions
- Zomig FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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